Foundations and other government entities are also urged to fund research on lesbian health. Definitions of lesbian samples in research studies have varied widely along the multiple dimensions of sexual orientation: sexual identity, sexual behavior, and attraction or desire. Surveys of lesbians in academic settings and of graduate students indicate that individuals interested in conducting research on issues affecting lesbians face numerous barriers.
Conclusions The committee reached three major conclusions: Conclusion 1: Additional data are required to determine if lesbians may be at higher risk for certain health problems. Involvement of the target population may take many forms and may occur at various stages of the research process, including the interpretation of research results.
There are, however, large data gaps in the knowledge about lesbian health, and the population-based data needed to determine the relative health risks of this population are not available.
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However, little is known about the specific impact of these risk factors on lesbian health and even less about any unique protective factors and how they may operate. These include structural barriers, such as the potential impact of managed care and the lack of legal recognition of relationship partners; financial barriers, which have an impact on access to health insurance coverage; and personal and cultural barriers, including attitudes of health care providers and the lack of cultural competency among providers for addressing the needs of lesbian clients.
Priority areas for research are the following: Research Priority 1: Research is needed to better understand the physical and mental health status of lesbians and to determine whether there are health problems for which lesbians are at higher risk as well as conditions for which protective factors operate to reduce their health risk.
Current methodologies allow collection of information on sexual orientation with sufficient precision to discover important relationships.
Research Priority 1: Research is needed to better understand the physical and mental health status of lesbians and to determine whether there are health problems for which lesbians are at higher risk as well as conditions for which protective factors operate to reduce their health risk.
Population-based data are needed to better understand these dimensions of sexual orientation and the interrelationships among them. This could be accomplished through a variety of mechanisms, including highlighting the unique ethical and research considerations in lesbian research to researchers and members of institutional review boards.
Current methodologies allow collection of information on sexual orientation with sufficient precision to discover important relationships. The committee recommends that consideration be given to including questions about sexual identity, behavior, and attraction or desire in ongoing and future federal studies.
The committee recommends that researchers submitting proposals for federally funded research, whether unsolicited R01s, responses to Program Announcements, or responses to Requests for Proposals, routinely evaluate whether they should include sexual orientation questions in their protocols, just as they would other sociodemographic variables.